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Overdrive and distortion has been a hallmark of popular music since the dawn of rock and roll. Think of some of your favorite guitar riffs, from Smoke on the Water to Seven Nation Army, and chances are they've been driven by a serious effects pedal. At a basic level, effects pedals replicate the sound of an overdriven amplifier, giving you the sound of a rig pushed to its limit without the risk of permanent damage. There is such a diverse amount of overdrive, distortion, fuzz and boost effect pedals available to you that in the end your choice of pedal will simply come down to what sounds right to you. If you're going for that classic rock sound, you'll definitely want to check out the legendary Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal. From David Gilmour's iconic guitar solo on Comfortably Numb, to practically the entirety of the Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream, the Big Muff Pi has long been a staple in the arsenal of guitarists worldwide. Likewise, the ZVex Vexter Box of Rock Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal delivers vintage amp tone through any amp, making it a valuable option for aspiring guitar Gods everywhere. Are you looking for a serious metal sound? Then you might be interested in a T-Rex Engineering Bloody Mary Distortion Guitar Pedal. Fans of Maiden and Pantera alike will love the unmistakeable crunch and ear piercing wails it can deliver. Maybe you're a bass player who's looking to leave a lasting impression. You'll almost certainly want to try the Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series VT Bass V2 Distortion Bass Effects Pedal. This pedal can help you unleash everything from the distorted tones of King Crimson to the modern rock sounds of Your Favorite Enemies, making it invaluable for the bassist who demands versatility. The options when choosing overdrive, distortion, fuzz and boost effect pedals are practically limitless, and it in the end it will come down to the connection you make with certain sounds. One thing is for sure, whatever sound you are going for, there is a pedal available to help you bring it to life like you never thought possible.
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Combination power booster and buffer for your pedalboard.
Takes an incoming 9V power supply and converts it to 16V, dramatically increasing headroom and dynamic...
Designed to imitate the sound of a hot, overdriven tube amp.
The anniversary Hot Driven Boost MK3, featuring a complete new overdrive design that gives a even more...
The Tonebone Classic is a very flexible distortion pedal. It has three drive settings and a variable drive...
Creamy, warm overdrive reminiscent of a small tube amp.
The U.S. Steel is high-gain Valhalla.
Build your own tube preamp pedal!
Carl Martin pedal The FUZZ Sets new standards for distortion with its revolutionary wave guide.
Rocktron introduces the marriage between man, guitar and machine with this incredible Cyborg stomp box. It is...
Get all the distortion you need with the ZVex box of metal pedal. Its gain and tonal characteristics are...
Tube tone, response, and dynamics!